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Frank Darabont

Highest Rated:   92% Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Lowest Rated:   25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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Birthplace:   MontbĂ©liard, Doubs, France
A director who has all but put his trademark on the humane prison drama, director, screenwriter, and producer Frank Darabont made his triumphant feature film directorial debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two inmates imprisoned for life, the film earned wide acclaim and a number of honors, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Darabont. Darabont, who spent his early years in Hollywood as a set decorator and production assistant, got his first break as a production aide on the 1981 horror film Hell Night. His work on the film introduced him to filmmaker Chuck Russell, with whom he would write the screenplays for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), the 1988 update of The Blob, and The Fly 2, the 1989 sequel to David Cronenberg's 1986 classic.Darabont made his directorial debut with the 1990 made-for-cable Buried Alive, a thriller starring Tim Matheson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Following the success of The Shawshank Redemption in 1994, Darabont took a five-year hiatus from directing, making a triumphant return with the 1999 prison drama The Green Mile. Starring Tom Hanks as a kind prison guard and Michael Clarke Duncan in an Oscar-nominated performance as a saintly death row inmate, the film garnered a slew of awards in addition to Duncan's nomination; they included a Directors Guild of America Best Director Award nomination, as well as three more Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and a second Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Darabont.His next project was the ill-received Jim Carrey drama The Majestic. He attempted to right himself by adapting Stephen King yet again, this time with the horror film The Mist. He began taking on small-screen projects, developing a hit when he was the show runner on The Walking Dead for that program's first two seasons.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% Godzilla
  • Screenwriter
$173M 2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
  • Actor
$3.6k 2013
No Score Yet 100 Porsches And Me
  • Actor
2012
75% Tales From the Script
  • Actor
2010
25% Law Abiding Citizen
  • Screenwriter
$73.4M 2009
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh
  • Actor
2008
73% The Mist
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$25.5M 2007
No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'
  • Actor
2004
86% Collateral
  • Executive Producer
$100.1M 2004
62% The Salton Sea
  • Producer
$0.7M 2002
42% The Majestic
  • Producer
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
  • Actor
2001
80% The Green Mile
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1999
37% John Carpenter's Vampires
  • Buick Man
1998
No Score Yet Black Cat Run
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1998
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • Screenwriter
1998
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Screenwriter
1994
91% The Shawshank Redemption
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1994
No Score Yet Buried Alive
  • Director
1990
27% The Fly II
  • Screenwriter
1989
61% The Blob
  • Screenwriter
1988
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet The Woman in the Room (Stephen King's The Woman in the Room)
  • Director
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% The Walking Dead
2010
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
2014-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
66% Mob City
2013
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2000

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